I sat in a counseling session some time ago, working on a relationship that matters a great deal to me, and I asked, “So, I’ve finally set these boundaries, but why do I still feel so angry and resentful?” Can you relate? You’ve done all this work to finally clarify what does and doesn’t work … Continue reading Boundaries of steel?
We adventured around Canada for most of September, and loved this place. I'm intrigued by The Nantucket Project, have you heard of it? I appreciate any Liz Gilbert goodness, especially her take on curiosity. Taking time away as a family of four (ie Phil on vacay) made us want to follow the flame of the … Continue reading on my nightstand + in my ears
Dualistic thinking works well for the sake of simplification and conversation, but not for the sake of truth or the immense subtlety of actual personal experience. Most of us settle for quick and easy answers instead of any deep perception, which we leave to poets, philosophers, and prophets. - Richard Rohr When I was in … Continue reading Dualism
Well friends, this is so fun for me to share info, and support you in making great switches to cleaner and safer products. I am truly delighted to find ways to help you land on the right products for your journey, skin + budget. If you hear me say I "recommend" something, what I'm saying … Continue reading Mini-Manifesto
I woke up early this morning, with the sun in fact, hungry for a fresh perspective before hitting "send" on this newsletter. I read an excerpt from Seven Sacred Pauses, and was reminded of how the morning is not simply about waking up my physical body, but awakening my spirit to the possibilities that await … Continue reading on my nightstand + in my ears
The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you; don't go back to sleep. - Jalaluddin Rumi We were packing up to leave our campsite at 3am and I was exhausted, cursing the 3-day-ago-Leah who thought it was a good idea to go camping with a baby and a toddler. As I carried Oakley … Continue reading Perspective
I recently started using Beautycounter products, and I honestly don't think I've ever been this kind to my skin (seriously.). I quickly jumped in and joined as a consultant because I believe in using my voice and my dollar to change a terribly unregulated industry (no new legislation since 1938). You can buy their products … Continue reading Skincare Journey
Here's a short article about ways to set boundaries by my bestie, BB. I'm dreaming of my own space to craft (or nap) sans interruptions. Aren't these dreamy?! This is one of the most beautifully illustrated, and intended children's books I've read lately. I've been so encouraged by sacred practices like Aaron Niequist writes about … Continue reading on my nightstand + in my ears
If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it—usually to those closest to us: our family, our neighbors, our co-workers, and, invariably, the most vulnerable, our children. - Richard Rohr When my husband and I talked about growing our family, one of my biggest fears was that I would pass along … Continue reading Doing the work.
Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Building our House by Jonathan Bean The Midlife Unraveling by Brene Brown. I read this every so often when I need better words to describe some of my own midlife crisis (or midlife unraveling as she calls it). I love the Daily Meditations from … Continue reading on my nightstand and in my ears